We made plastic. We depended on it. And now we’re drowning in it.
Educate yourself on plastics and its environmental impacts.
One plastic bottle requires approximately 450 years to decompose in a landfill!
Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean! This is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. If no action is taken, this is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050.
It is expected that, by the year 2025, oceans will contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish. And by the year 2050, the weight of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fish.
Only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Who do you think is to blame for this? We humans of course. After we finish consuming, we discard the packaging without thinking! Let's take the effort to dispose of in 'recycle bins'.
Plastic packaging plays an important role in society to protect products and reduce waste. For example, every year almost 1/3rd of all food produced in the world ends up rotting due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. A problem that packaging can help to prevent.